“African Health Innovation Systems: Preface”
November 5, 2011 Editor 0
Concern over access to essential medicines has dominated international health policy debates over the last two decades. Much of this debate has focused on the role of intellectual property rights in either restricting or enabling developing countries to address persistent and emerging medical challenges. Much of this debate has focused on African countries which have borne higher disease burdens due in part to their low income levels.
These arguments and the associated policy prescriptions are guided by the view that Africa will remain a marginal player in the world of health innovation and will continue to rely on imported solutions. This collection of original papers provides a different prognosis. They reveal an emergent “health innovation system” in Africa that is driven by a combination of local research, entrepreneurship and institutional adaptations.
- Closing the R&D gap in African health care
- ECA and AIF launch prestigious February 2012 Innovation Prize for Africa
- Innovation prize set to reward African inventors
- Outgrower Systems Hold Promise for Smallholder African Farmers
- Assessing the implementation and influence of policies that support research and innovation systems for health: the cases of Mozambique, Senegal, and Tanzania.
- Does your country have a National Information and Communication Infrastructure Plan?
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